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  1. Hello, My brother-in-law received a lengthy report, from assesors acting for insurers, staing that his trees in the back garden had caused subsidence to his neighbour extention. A complete nonsense as the trees are tiny. My brother in law commisioned his own report which stated that the complaint was utter rubbish - mentioning poor quality build of the extension = basically the claim was frivillous and vexatious. The assesors have now written back stating: I have been advised that, as the level of damage occurring to our insured property is slight, and, taking into account the lack
  2. My mum lives on the first floor of a three storey building and is almost 80. The housing association she rents from have moved in a single mother with a child above her and she is going through hell with the noise and it's making her ill. The woman has had people coming in doing DIY at all hours - 7:45pm tonight - and her children are often up at 6am, and sometimes earlier, which wakes my mum (and sister, who lives with her) up and they are unable to get back to sleep due to the noise. They're often also running around late at night as well so mum has to wait until almost 10pm and
  3. Hi I have posted about this before https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?488538-Misled-by-our-landlord-about-construction-noise-pollution-is-becoming-unbearable&p=5134398#post5134398 and now the situation has become even worse and we desperately need some advice. We moved in to a rented property at Christmas last year and soon after a builder came to the house to tell us he'd bough a patch of the neighbours land to build a house! He told us the landlord knew about it and it was why he had moved out of the property. There was a planing process which the
  4. I bought my semi detatched house about 5 years ago, the house next door at the time was empty. So I thought it was a good enough area and I would not have any problems. After 6 months the neighbours on social security moved in next door, the word chav is best to describe them......one of them have been in jail for robbery and gbh, he is a teenager, the rest of the family not good as well. if you think of shameless that would describe them! I spent £1200 on fencing so they could not walk into my rear garden and start smoking in the garden shed (which I have since thrown out) When
  5. I bought a house 10 years ago as an investment, put it on rent, not knowing that what appeared to be an the empty house next door being, was in fact tenanted by a family who came from a rough council estate, well known to the police. I put the house for rent 10 years ago, during this time the family next door have 1. Had a scrap metal business operating from their back garden, piling up metal against the fence, I fixed up to stop them tresspassing into my garden. 2. Used a air gun to break my window. 3. Cut down a massive 50ft high tree, which fell into my back garden, brok
  6. I think my landlord or someone else may have entered my property without my permission and this has made me feel very uncomfortable. Obviously at this present time it's just a suspicion. I think this because I have a coin meter for my electric, it doesn't seem to read the amount of coins entered well but it says not to exceed 80 coins. I have been in this property over 7 months and at a guess I have probably put in 150-200 coins and it doesn't sound anywhere near full, leading me to think someone might have let themselves in without my permission to empty it and I don't know how many
  7. Hi All, Need some advice on behalf of my partners Dad. There was a gas explosion recently in Blackpool and the street that he lived on story here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-41374322 19 - X's House 21 - House that explosion originated from 23 - Partner's Dad's house Some bullet points outlining what has happened so far; Explosion occurred Damage assessed 21 is found to be un-safe and needs pulling down 19,21 and 23 have scaffolding erected Cause is found (21mm pipe from house owners side of the meter was connected to a 15mm pipe wit
  8. We had some new neighbours move in about 3 months ago. At least 3 times per week they're banging, drilling, etc with power tools. They are fair to start and stop within working hours except once (so far) when the neighbour's Dad was making a fence in the back garden on a Sunday. I asked them to keep the noise down, they looked at me like a wan?@r and said "It's finished now anyway". They have parties once a fortnight where they have friends around for a drink and loud talking in the back garden until 11pm when they go indoors. To be fair it's not like I hear much when I'm in my lounge but
  9. Judge has said to expect PRISON pmsl http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4274430/1-million-home-owner-jabs-electrician-walking-stick.html oh how the mighty fall:whoo::whoo::whoo::lalala::lalala:
  10. I don't know if this is the correct place to post. I have a linked detached house and it isn't in the best of repair. We had very high winds last week and some of the concrete pointing fell out (the wood on the fascias has rotted) onto my neighbours drive, luckily her car wasn't there but she has said if her car had have been damaged she would sue me. Can she do that? I haven't the money for new fascia but have had a roofer round to make it safe. I just wanted to know for future reference. Also my fence was blown down nearly so it is leaning but not blown over. Sh
  11. Hi, Some advice please. I live in a small cul de sac where we each have 2 parking spaces and also two visitors spaces which are jointly owned by all of us. One of the visitors spaces is at the far end next to a neighbours garden and the neighbours there have always used it as their own private space. They are aware it is a visitors space (because they have told me they are aware) and the deeds state this. No one has ever complained as we like them and didn't want to cause any problems. Also, most of the residents are tenants so unaware of the fact
  12. Its gone 3am in the morning and all I am hearing is banging from up stairs, a telly seems to be on, well it could be a computer console game, a load of running around, a child in the background. Its just too much. Help..
  13. We have a 6 ft metal fence around the car park with a pin code lock on the gate. This car park is solely used for staff. Few months ago our neighbors started building flats/apartment next to our property. Somehow the builders has got hold of our pin code. We told them they are not allowed to use the car park. After several months of using it and leaving trash inside the car park, we have had enough. They were dragging heavy equipment through our roof and trespassing the car park without any consent. We changed the pin code last week and yesterday they broke down the fence. I've contacted
  14. Hi everyone I'm having a battle with my meat company and am not getting anywhere. They are refusing to accept responsibility and won't refund me for the cost of the ruined meat and are holding on to my credit balance when I cancelled the account one month ago and whilst I am convinced I am in the right I don't know that I am. What happened was that during the summer the courier left my meat order with neighbours that I am not very friendly with and on that occasion they signed for the meat and promptly went out for the rest of the day. After that I asked the meat company to p
  15. we are having an extension built and a fork lift truck driver had no choice but to access our property by first going on our neighbours driveway. whilst doing this his back wheel caught their manhole cover (which was loose/slightly damaged to begin with) and it lifted slightly. when the neighbour reversed out of the driveway a few hours later, the manhole cover fell down the manhole and left a big hole at the top of the drive with about a 20ft drop. our neighbour and ourselves are now blaming the fork lift truck driver but they are not accepting responsibility as they said the cover was loo
  16. Hello. We live in social housing and our next door neighbour has about six aerials in his garden for his CB hobby. Recently we have been getting some real problems with our freeview, can't watch any channel at all at certain times of the day, and we have just noticed that he has put up another aerial. The housing authority don't seem to care that his garden looks like a relay station. Is there any way to find out if it is his equipment that is effecting our signal? Bearing in mind that he is not very approachable.
  17. Hi, I'm just hoping for a bit of advice. I live on a small unadopted lane, which has houses at both sides and a rectangle of common land in the middle with room for a few parked cars and to turn your car around (it isn't a through road). Recently one of our neighbours decided to 'extend' their drive onto the common land (not sure why), which wasn't really a problem even though I don't think they have the right to do this, but they've now taken to placing rocks across the entrance to this drive, making even harder for us to turn our cars around. I'm fuming, but I'm loathe to say so
  18. Hope that someone can help, this is a bit of a long shot and bizarre story but here goes..... My parents live in their owned (no mortgage) private property which is a semi detached. They're in their early 70's and my grandmother who requires full time care (early 90's) also lives there. My father still works full time. The adjoining property is let out to tenants through a private (multi national) estate agency. Mum and dad have never had any hassles at all with previous tenants and they live in a quiet cul-de-sac on a family estate. Anyway, a new tenant moved in around Christmas
  19. Hello,, hope for some advice!., My 10yr old Grandson accidently opened their car door on the shared driveway catching the Neighbours car bodywork, causing a small dent. My daughter reported this incident to her Neighbour & offered to get the damage repaired at her cost., The Neighbour insisted on using her own Bodywork Garage & produced an inflated quote., My Son-in-law works in the motor trade & can get the damage repaired for a lot less money., but the Neighbour insists on her choice of repairer. How does my daughter stand in the eyes of the Law? is she obliged t
  20. Hi, just after a bit of advice. My house is up a lane about 50m from the road and until recently there has been no land to park outside the house. My neighbour has bought some land of the house in front and converted into a parking area solely to be used by them even though they have room for two cars beside their house. They have put up a sign saying parking for no1 only, (there is only two houses) what I want to know is what could they do if I parked on the land apart from ask me to move the car? And what could they do if I refused as it doesn't seem a very nice neighbourly thing to d
  21. Dear Neighbour I don't really know you, but I'd like to ask you a favour. Please turn your music down, or, if you feel you need to listen to really loud music (who doesn't sometimes), then please use some headphones - I'll happily buy you some if finances are an issue. Because, you see, all I can hear is a continuous loud thump-thump noise at varying speeds. I can put up with it for a little while every now and then, or the occasional night if you're throwing a party (no I don't need an invite, just a note of warning through the door with a 'promise to end by' time), but it's b
  22. There is land behind my rear garden which is owned private by a company whose details I do not have and can't find. Yesterday a tree on that land has fallen over my rear garden fence - causing considerable damage. I've never made an insurance claim before - do i tell the insurer: 1. The tree was on land owned by a company and that company should pay for all damage? 2. Should I goalso go to a solicitor and ask them to find out the details of the landowner and send them a letter to ask them to pay for the repair (tree is on private land behind my rear garden fence) Atta
  23. The Neighbours from Hell (NFH) are tresspasing into my rear garden through the gaps in the fencing here (the fencing was destroyed by a tree which they cut down in their garden and which in turn fell and destroyed my fencing) NFH kids and their friends are coming into my rear garden through the gaps here (where my fence used to be) They have also placed a dog shed on purpose leaning against my fence which broken by the pressure, see below My rear garden is private property so if the children and their friends are tresspassing into my rear garden wha
  24. Hi, I'm not sure if anyone can help, but here goes. My bf owns a ground floor flat in a block of HA maisonettes. When he first bought it about 5 years ago all was well, however for the past 4 years it's been a nightmare. The tenant across the hall sleeps all day (fair enough) but has music blaring from about 10pm until about 5/6 in the morning. We also believe he is dealing drugs from the flat (though have no proof). And there are people coming and going, slamming doors all times of day and night. BF spoke to him at first, as did the 90 year old tenant upstairs. When that didn't wor
  25. Hi everyone , Im looking to buy a Neighbours parking space, We have agreed on a price and was looking for some advice on how to set the ball rolling and get some advice, It is a new build property and he has a split mortgage with the bank and the wimpy homes so who do i need to speak to and is it possible ? Thank you
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